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When: Every Thursday, Time: 8.00 - 9.00 pm Cost: free Language: English Where: Buddha Meditation Center GTA - 11175 Kennedy Rd. Markham L6P 1P2 For more information: https://www.mahamevnawa.ca/activities.html#MeditationWithaMonk This is a great opportunity to have peaceful mind after tired of working over the week. You get the chance to meditate and chant with a monk trained in the Theravada tradition. Instructions will be given. Suitable for all experience levels. All are welcome. No need to register. You are welcome to participate traditional devotional service with monks before the meditation program from 7-8 pm.
When: Every Friday, Time: 7.00 - 9.00 pm Cost: Free Language: English Where: 11175 Kennedy Road, Markham ON L6C 1P2 (1 km north of Elgin mills road) For more information: https://www.mahamevnawa.ca/activities.html#FridayEnglishDhamma This event has two parts. From 7 to 8 pm there is a traditional devotional service. From 8 to 9 pm there is a sermon on various teachings of the Buddha. You are welcome to come to part or all of the activities. No registration required. We begin by making offerings to the Buddha and taking the Five Precepts. Then we do some chanting and meditation. You can download a copy of the text we chant from here. We also chant a selection from the Pali-English Chanting Book. (We've got plenty of copies of both for you to use while you are here.) At about 8:00 the Dhamma Sermon begins. This event is a wonderful way to become a part of the community and learn the liberating teachings of the Buddha. All of the sermons are based on the original teachings of the Buddha faithfully preserved by theTheravada Buddhist tradition. Families are welcome.
When: Every Saturday Time: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm Cost : Free Language: English Where: 11175 Kennedy Road, Markham ON L6C 1P2 (1 km north of Elgin mills road) For More information: https://www.mahamevnawa.ca/activities.html#BeginnersMeditationC This is the perfect way to learn how and why to meditate according to the teaching of the Buddha. This class includes guided and silent meditation. You will get the chance to practice all types of meditations in Four Foundations of Mindfulness as per Buddha's teachings .The class is taught by monks trained in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition. No experience is required and everyone is welcome. If you are new to meditation, please do not worry and you will get lots of guidance and help from the monks and the volunteers. Also, you will be surrounded by other new comers to the meditation. We will cover: * Meditation posture * Why we meditate * The problems that happen in our meditation and how to overcome them * Breathing meditation * Loving-kindness meditation * Meditation on the nature of the body * Meditation on nine stages of a dead body ( Navaseewathika meditation) * Meditation on the parts of the body and the elements * Walking meditation * And more... No need to register. Printed small booklets will be provided for each meditation to help you to practice them alone.
When: Sunday, January 27th Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: 11175 Kennedy Road, Markham ON L6C 1P2 (1 km north of Elgin mills road) No need to register For more information: https://www.mahamevnawa.ca/activities.html Join us for a day of learning and practicing the Buddha's teachings. This event includes Dhamma talks, meditation and observing Eight Precepts. No need to register. We are happy to provide participants with the lunch time-meal (11 am to 12:30 pm).It will be mostly vegetarian. If you are a strict vegetarian or have other dietary limitations, we suggest that you bring food that you are comfortable eating. If you are new to Buddhist retreats, that is not a problem. There are many volunteers to help you. You can wear anything that is comfortable. Some people like to wear white, but this is totally optional. Feel free to come as you are. We will have cushions and chairs to sit on, but if you have a cushion and a mat, please bring them along. Most of the floor is carpeted, but some areas are uncarpeted.